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Ineligible and illegal – former Rwandan general’s refugee status to be questioned in court

  A country’s refugee and immigration laws should, if administered properly, safeguard its territory from individuals attempting to evade justice for serious international crimes. Domestic and international law specifically identify those that it deems undeserving of the protections afforded to refugees. South Africa’s borders however appear to be somewhat leaky and very…
Staff Writer
14 Jun 2011
International Criminal JusticeNewsRefugee and Migrant RightsSouth Africa

PRESS RELEASE: RWANDAN GENERAL AND SUSPECTED WAR CRIMINAL SHOULD BE STRIPPED OF SA REFUGEE STATUS

JOHANNESBURG – Human rights groups have launched legal action seeking the cancellation of former Rwandan general and suspected war criminal Faustin Kayumbe Nyamwasa’s refugee status in South Africa – arguing that the decision violates South African and international law and increases the likelihood of South Africa being used as a safe…
Staff Writer
14 Jun 2011
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AFRICAN COMMISSION: AFRICAN COUNTRIES URGED TO DEEPEN RIGHTS CULTURE

African countries have been asked to deepen their culture of human rights and mutually encourage one another to respond progressively and decisively to the right to development. This call was made Wednesday by the African Union’s Commissioner for Political Affairs, Mrs Julia Dolly Joiner at the opening of the 48th …
Staff Writer
11 Nov 2010